From the moment of her birth to the day she dies a Saudi woman is considered a permanent legal minor. As a legal minor, she has restrictions set by a male guardian. She needs his permission to travel, marry, work, get health care, even be released from prison. Some families are even more restrictive.
The sun has begun to rise upon the daughters of Saudi Arabia. In an unprecedented political move, Saudi Arabia’s Prince al-Waleed bin Talal announced on July 1 a massive financial donation for the empowerment of women.